Our Casita

Indio, California: My Dad's sister and her husband are in town, so stopped by to see our little campsite. Dad had told his sister we had built "a covered patio". After seeing our new casita, my Aunt does not think her brother is very good at description.

Today I am posting photos of our casita build-out on our lot in the Motorcoach Country Club. The job is 99.9% complete. Our contractor has yet to find the third pot to complete the trilogy of planters we will use to grow herbs. Arnold is just not exactly sure where the pot is located, but apparently it has been seen and will be delivered "this week".

Anyway, while we were away in Oregon over the summer, this...

... became this:

And, then there was this whole situation:


became this

White box above bathroom door is an air conditioner/
heater. It is nearly silent is uses very little electricity.

Screens are down

You can't see in, but you can see out!

Behind the covered area is an open patio with a gas fire pit.

And you just can't beat our beautiful view down the canal.

I have to add that much of this design is Arnold's. I drew the floorplan. DT figured out all the electrical/plumbing needs for the casita and RV. We chose the lamps, appliances, brick, granite and tile. We left wall color, doors, windows, cabinets - and much more - up to Arnold. It's not that we didn't care, it is that we were busy planning a wedding, not in Indio, and - as I have stated before - Arnold has better taste than most anyone. In the end, the granite and brick we chose were not available, so we told Arnold to decide. We think he did a great job.

Except for a missing pot.

Until my next update, I remain, your architectural correspondent..

RV PARK:  Motorcoach Country Club - The Crown Jewel of Motorcoach Resorts. 400 sites, three pools, three spas, fitness center, golf, bocce ball, tennis, 2-mile waterway, fine-dining restaurant, bar, security, planned activities, perfectly maintained. Sites for sale or rent.